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Learn how high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit at Penn State Worthington Scranton that will transfer into a degree program after graduation.

            Learn about our On-line Dual Enrollment Courses for Spring 2015

 

Dual Enrollment Handbook

Penn State Worthington Scranton is pleased to offer the Dual Enrollment programs to high school juniors and seniors in school districts located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. High School students take college courses at a 50 % tuition reduction.  Dual Enrollment offers high school juniors & seniors who meet specific requirements the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. These credits are then transferable into a degree program after completed successfully.

A. Students who meet the following criteria are qualified to participate in the program:

  1. The student is a high school junior or senior. The student is making satisfactory progress toward fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district.
  2. The school district will determine satisfactory progress based on credit earned.
  3. The student had scored at least 1250 on the PSSA Math or English test.
  4. The student demonstrates readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study, as determined by Penn State Worthington Scranton. The University will determine readiness based on placement exam decisions.
  5. The student has scored at least a 15 on the placement exam deemed appropriate by Penn State Worthington for the dual enrollment course to be taken.

B. Students that do not meet the criteria listed under Section A may be permitted to enroll in dual enrollment courses if they meet the following alternative criteria and receive approval by both Penn State Worthington Scranton.

  1. The student is enrolled in the school district as a high school freshman or sophomore but meets the criteria listed in Section A.
  2. The student is enrolled in the middle College Program at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

C. In order to remain in the program, the student must maintain a secondary school grade point average of 3.0 in the applicable subject area of study. The student also must maintain a minimum grade of 2.0 in each dual enrollment course in which the student is enrolled.

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Students are eligible to register for courses in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The students will not be allowed to enroll in more than 24 postsecondary credits through dual enrollment per academic year. In order to successfully complete a course listed in this Agreement, students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0. Both the University and the school district agree to provide a mechanism for communicating the educational and economic benefits of higher education as well as the requirements for participation and enrollment procedures for dual enrollment to parents and students.

For more information regarding tuition contact your guidance office or Dual Enrollment Committee. Students may be responsible for partial tuition, books, and other fees associated with specific courses.